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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:
Bucks of the First Head
Date:
ca. 1785
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen and black, and gray-brown ink, over graphite on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/8 x 8 11/16 inches (18.1 x 22.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

watermarks: on primary support, watermark is similar to Shorter 182, on secondary support, watermark is similar to Shorter 132 and Heawood 1849

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.187
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | bonnet (hat) | caps (headgear) | dog (animal) | elderly | genre subject | gowns | men | mortarboards | scholars | students | woman | youth
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Royal Academy of Arts, 1978-03-04 - 1978-05-28)

Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-11-16 - 1978-01-15)

Thomas Rowlandson - Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England (Block Museum of Art, 2011-01-14 - 2011-03-13)

Thomas Rowlandson - Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England (Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 2011-04-08 - 2011-06-12)

Publications:
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Patricia Phagan, Thomas Rowlandson, pleasures and pursuits in Georgian England , Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. London, 2011, p. 164, no. 63, NJ18 R79 P53 2011 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 281-2, fig. 13, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

The Cunning Eye of Thomas Rowlandson, Apollo, vol.105,no. 182, April 1977, p. 281-2, fig. 13, N1 A54 05:2 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1830
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